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Safeguarding Policy

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N.B. This Safegurading Policy is due to be reviewed and updated by the Trustees of the William Temple Foundation at their next meeting on 17th May 2019

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare.   This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm.   As adults and/or professionals or volunteers, everyone has a responsibility to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children – and in particular protecting them from significant harm – depends upon effective joint working between agencies and professionals that have different roles and expertise.

Individual children, especially some of the most vulnerable children and those at greatest risk of social exclusion, will need co-ordinated help from health, education, children’s social care, and quite possibly the voluntary sector and other agencies, including youth justice services.

For those children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering significant harm, joint working is essential, to safeguard and promote welfare of the child(ren) and – where necessary – to help bring to justice the perpetrators of crimes against children.   All agencies and professionals should:

  • be alert to potential indicators of abuse or neglect;
  • be alert to the risks which individual abusers, or potential abusers, may pose to children;
  • share and help to analyse information so that an assessment can be made of the child’s needs and circumstances;
  • contribute to whatever actions are needed to safeguard and promote the child’s welfare;
  • take part in regularly reviewing the outcomes for the child against specific plans; and
  • work co-operatively with parents unless this is inconsistent with ensuring the child’s safety.

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